Paul Again Informed The Corinthians He Was A True Apostle; A Final Warning; Final Instructions; A Final Promise; Final Greetings; A Final Prayer This will be my third visit to you. “Every matter must be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.” Just as the Torah teaches us that not one, but two or three witnesses are needed
The name of this week’s Parasha is Terumah, which means “Offering” and it takes us from Exodus 25:1 through 27:19. Moses receives specific instructions from God on the materials, construction and location of the Tabernacle, as well as the items to be placed inside the Tabernacle. These include the Ark of the Covenant, the table, the lampstand, and the altar
This week’s parasha is entitled Mishpatim, which is translated “Statutes” or “Judgments” and covers Exodus chapters 21 through 24. This section of the Torah contains extensive case law; fines and/or punishments for a broad spectrum of offenses having mostly to do with personal injury and property. Everything in this parasha demonstrates that, as beings created in the image of God,
Rabbi Glenn continued the study of 2 Samuel with 2 Samuel 4-5.
This week Bob Mendelsohn from Jews For Jesus Australia gave the Drasha from Acts 16. Click Here For More Information About Bob Mendelsohn.
This week’s parasha is entitled Yitro (Jethro) and covers Exodus Chapter 18, verse 1 through Chapter 20, verse 23. Jethro is Moses’ father-in-law. After Moses escapes Egypt after killing an Egyptian, he flees to the land of Midian and ends up settling with Jethro and his family. Moses marries Zipporah, one of Jethro’s daughters, and stays there for 40 years before the incident at the burning
There’s a saying, the origin of which I’m unsure, but I like it. I’ll paraphrase it: There’s no need to explain yourself; your friends don’t need an explanation, and your enemies won’t accept an explanation. The problem is, life isn’t quite that simple. We don’t live in a static world. Sometimes people who were friendly to you at one time
This week the study reviewed the end of 1 Samuel and the military defeat of Israel at the hands of the Philistines. It also covered Saul's death, and how David responded to the news. This week it covered the rest of 2 Samuel 2 and all of 2 Samuel 3.
The Parasha for this week covers Exodus chapter 13:7 – 17:16. Last week we left off with the plague of death and Elohim’s gift of Passover. As we look to this week, Pharaoh has decided to let the Jewish people leave Egypt. El Gabor, Mighty God, does not send the Jews the shortest way out of town, he has the
Paul Defended Himself From Those Who Still Opposed Him In Corinth; He Was A True Apostle; He Was Superior To The False Apostles Some Of The Corinthians Followed Paul and his team started Messiah’s Community in Corinth, which was one of the most prominent cities in Greece. The congregation grew into a significant community. After being there for a year
Paul Was Not A Timid Man Who Could Be Ignored; He Was A True Apostle With A Powerful Teaching Ministry; Those Who Opposed Him Needed To Judge Him Correctly And Judge The False Apostles Correctly; He Had Authority Over Them; All Opposition To Him Must End Paul and his team started Messiah’s Community in Corinth, one of the most prominent
The parasha this Shabbat is titled Bo, meaning “Go!” and takes us from Exodus 10 through most of chapter 13. We have already witnessed the depths of this pharaoh’s cruelty. His efforts at Jewish infanticide, and the ongoing and even intensified enslavement of our people. Adonai saw these things, heard the cries of our people, and remembered the covenant He
This week Rabbi Glenn reviewed the events leading to the conclusion of 1 Samuel (including all of 1 Samuel 31 and the death of Saul and his sons), and proceeded to study 2 Samuel 1:1 - 2:11.
This week Rabbi Glenn finished 1 Samuel by covering 1 Samuel 29-31.
We come into this world as helpless infants who are only concerned about our own needs. And because we are born with a fallen nature, we are selfish. We are takers, not givers. But God is different. He is gracious. He is full of love. He is a giver, not a taker. He wants us to become more like Him
What happens when we try to match wills with the Lord? In this week’s parasha we see the great Pharaoh attempt to ignore and stop God’s Will and the total disaster that it brings. Parasha Va’era translates to “And I Appeared” and covers Exodus 6:2 – 9:35. Parasha Va’era teaches us that no matter how much we want to deny
This week due to a presentation at BHBC Rabbi Glenn had a short study that consisted of a Bible literacy quiz.
This week’s parasha is Shemot, which means, “names.” It covers Exodus: 1:1-6:1. The Hebrew title for this parasha comes from the first verse, which begins, “these are the names of the sons of Israel...,” and indeed, this book will follow what happens to the descendants of Jacob. We find in Chapter 1, that the descendants of Israel have remained in
By nature, human beings are selfish. We are takers, not givers. God is different. He is love. God is a giver, not a taker. He wants us to become more like Him - unselfish; full of love; givers, not takers. He wants us to become givers of our time, our talents and our treasures. Giving is to be an important
Notice I didn’t ask what will happen in 2018. The more I’ve been wondering what the year ahead holds for us, the more I realize that our particular circumstances will be profoundly less important than how we deal with them. Because how we address our circumstances tends to reveal the state of our souls. Let me share with you the
The Torah reading for this week is entitled Vayechi, meaning “And he lived”, referring to Joseph, and completes the book of B’reysheet. Last Shabbat we contemplated Jacob’s joyful reunion with his son Joseph, who for all those years he had thought to be dead. On account of the ongoing famine, Jacob and his entire family had relocated to Egypt, and
This week Rabbi Glenn covered 1 Samuel 26-28 during the Bible Study.
This week Rabbi Glenn continued the study with 1 Samuel 25 covering David and Abigail. The audio for this week was unfortunately significantly degraded due to a technical mistake.
The name of this week’s parasha is Vayigash, meaning “and he drew near”, and covers Genesis 44:18-47:27. The story of Joseph’s brothers standing before him during their second journey to Egypt is continued in this parasha, which begins with Judah’s plea – asking to take Benjamin’s place as Joseph’s slave, since he had guaranteed Benjamin’s safe return to their father
Chag Samach, Shabbat Shalom! Jewish Singer-Songwriter Adam Sandler once wrote, “Chanukah is the festival of lights, instead of one day of presents, we have eight crazy nights.” In doing so he encapsulated what most people’s understanding of Channukah is, presents and lights. Now while we could spend some time discussing proper gift giving practices for Channukah, I would instead like